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Khaolak to Buddhist temple with monkeys

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Khaolak to Buddhist temple with monkeys

How far is it from Khaolak to this temple. Dot want to join a tour as they all include elephant rides which is cruel

Would like to book a trip just to temple if it's not too far

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1. Re: Khaolak to Buddhist temple with monkeys

The tours don't all include elephants. I specifically looked for a tour that didn't have elephants and we did this one https:/… they visit the temple with the monkeys on the way to Khao Sok. It is probably about 45 minutes from Khao Lak.

Being honest, it really isn't something that I would go out of my way to visit but up to you. You could book a trip with Boss or Lior from Dior Travel and add a few other things to your trip to get a good day out.

Edited: 23 January 2017, 10:29
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2. Re: Khaolak to Buddhist temple with monkeys

The 3 temple tour is quite popular from Khao Lak, no elephants and includes the temple with the monkeys. Just google '3 temple tour' to find numerous operators of the tour.

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3. Re: Khaolak to Buddhist temple with monkeys

There are two "Monkey Temples" which can be visited from Khao Lak. There is a ruined one near the entrance to Khao Sok National Park, Wat Tham Phanthura - see adventureinthailand.com/locations/… which is just over an hour north east from Khao Lak just off the main highway to Surat Thani. This is often included as part of a day tour to Khao Sok which all do not include elephant trekking. It is not IMO impressive enough for a visit there and back without enjoying other featuires of Khao Sok, such as a kayak ride on the river and a visit just further up the highway to the awesome Cheow Lan Lake.

The more famous Monkey Cave Temple is Wat Suwan Kuha, one of the most famous temples in southern Thailand. This is located about 1 1/2 hours south from Khao Lak just off the main highway 4 leading to Phuket on the outskirts of Phang Nga Town and a few minutes past the entrance to the pier for longtail boat trips out in to Phang Nga Bay (homeof James Bond Island). The two are usually offered as a day tour from Khao Lak with the Bay in the morning, lunch then an afternoon visit to the Temple. See pics of both at https://get.google.com/albumarchive/11014622…

As suggested Boss of Cheaper than Hotel Taxis at cheaper_khaolak@ymail.com or for a personalised guided tour, Lora of Dior Travel in Bang Niang at diorkhaolak@yahoo.co.th will do either tour without elephant trekking.


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4. Re: Khaolak to Buddhist temple with monkeys

We went to the one near Phang Nga last week. The monkeys are fun and dangle on vines, climb up sheer cliff faces and enjoy being fed. The temple part is inside the cave next to the monkey area. Inside is a reclining Buddha and other statues. It's only a few minutes from where we got the boat from to go out to Phang Nga bay.

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